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tax on the poorest of san francisco citizens. let me tell you, recently i ran into a san francisco resident and citizen who hasn't been to a library in more than 7 years. and that's because this person lost a borrowed videotape. the bill for the replacement was more than this person could afford to pay and there was no payment plan offered, no reduction offered, and no alternative to payment. or some way to work it out, for example, by volunteering to help the library or the public in some way. seven years of no library use because of one lost video. the point of the story is that fines and fees are a huge barrier to library use and the library in part recognizes that by giving kids free fines and seniors half off the usual adult 10 cents a fine. but those barriers should be removed entirely and that's something that you can [inaudible]. thank you. >> thank you very much. next speaker. if you could please speak on the microphone. that's on the overhead. thank you. >>> hi, my name is neil dahani. i sit on the board of san francisco beautiful and also the neighborhood association no
district eight, voters and tax payers. i thank supervisor kim for having this hearing on this issue, but we should also fix our sidewalks where pedestrians walk. bulging sidewalks, broken concrete needs to be fixed so we don't have trip and fall accidents that hurt everyone. also bicycles chill. pedestrians along with skate boarders are a major problem in new district eight, and i want to talk about the signage that went up at market and guerrero. i have been voicing my concern about this for a long time, so
difference of 28,000 visitors. as of april attendance as of tax day -- people still came on text day. we were shocked. we know the exploritorium opened yesterday and i thought i would give the year to date numbers so it's easier to see them so if i could put the powerpoint on. there we go. so far remember our fiscal year is like yours and ends in june. here are the numbers and last year we were at 563. again march was really significant. that got us to matching last year's and beating those numbers and seeing the break down on the screen. paid visitors are listed here. we actually had more free -- people coming in free than we anticipated and all good. these are students and community access and our free days. we had this amount coming in free and our membership exceeded numbers at 162,000 visits versus the budget of 150,000. i wanted to talk about free day. we offer 12 days a calendar year so that is the next slide. this is for san francisco resident focus they show a piece of. >> >> mail or id they can come in once a month for free and 19,000 residents took advantage of it. w
a year for the economy and job revenue and tax revenue and this improves night life in san francisco and entertainment in general even if it's not at night and ensure that venues act responsibly and this commission and staff can fulfill your charter mandated responsibility to regulate the industry appropriately. legislation has three broad aims. first it increases access to live music as well as dj music through improvements to the permitting process and the creation of new permits. it gives the commission and director better tools for bringing venues into compliance when they're not in compliance and has significant clean up and clarification language and we worked closely with the executive director to come up with those provisions. more specifically the legislation expands the limited live performance permit, llp, to include out door spaces like patios and courtyards and locations that currently cannot obtain this permit and the eagle tavern can't have music and had it for years before they shut down so we're creating a new ability for them and other venues to be able to have m
that but this is the last issue of the united tax news letter with the picture of the mayor on the cover. i think he needs to be called out on this. because the mayor of this city as turned his back on - the city's own taxi industry and this regulatory agency by endorsing the operations of companies that are operating in the city unlawfully, unregulated, unlicensed. and for the mayor to do that i mean it seems disgrace full to me. those companies are providing uncontrolled competition. their numbers are growing day by day and the direction that is solution is taking of putting out more taxis to meet more of their vehicles to take back taxi share from us. i don't think that's going to work. there's a very influential article that goes back a few decades called the tragedy of the common sense where, you know, the farmers use a common area to grace their cattle and, you know, farmers this farmer puts another cow an and another farmer puts a cow on it and pretty soon that's their individual benefit to do it but the cows are staffing. we in this situation are the cows senator something has to be done >> (call
are not final. they are due in april with property tax. so we haven't seen what that's going result in, but it typically we are on budget with that also. we'll know more next month. and just as a comparison between the previous fiscal year through march and this fiscal year it's 21.02 higher and that's due to the fact of the evaluation of issued permits is 46 percent greater than last year. in terms of expenditures as you know our greatest expenditure is personnel. right now we are at about 61 percent whereas the year passed it's 75 percent. they are where we start to see the problem that we have with being able to fill positions. if you look at year to date last year, versus year to date this year, we are tracking just a little less than the same time last year. in terms of position, we are continuing to fill as many as we can. we made offers for the chief building inspectors for 3, they were promotions within the department. we hired 7 building inspectors for the last which started this last monday. the 15th. we hired for the summer engineering student interns. 78 people took the exa
eight, voters and tax payers. i thank supervisor kim for having this hearing on this issue, but we should also fix our sidewalks where pedestrians walk. bulging sidewalks, broken concrete needs to be fixed so we don't have trip and fall accidents that hurt everyone. also bicycles chill. pedestrians along with skate boarders are a major problem in new district eight, and i want to talk about the signage that went up at market and guerrero. i have been voicing my concern about this for a long time, so i want to thank supervisor kim for the new signage that was put up there, sore maybe scott wiener but somebody -- definitely my coming here often enough and talking about traffic calming at that intersection is really important, but fixing the sidewalks in front of little hollywood laundromat and the orbit room and hhp would help a lot. thank you. >> thank you. >> good afternoon supervisors. my name is [inaudible]. i'm a resident of district 6 which is the most dangerous area in the city to live and to work for all the pedestrians. as a [inaudible] member our family created soma's
renter income should be tax free and should pay on the benefits that they received from the landlord and that should be market minus the actual rent. thank you. >> thank you. >> my name is (inaudible) and i am a representative of small property owners. the original concern that was raised by this ordinance was to provide remedies for the number of tic owners who are in the lottery, all of them bought their properties knowing that the lottery existed that they need to go through the process to convert the condos. whether or not they should get relief from having is a different question of whether we should make changes. the existing rules will work for the people going forward and the changes are going to have counter productive effects. people are trying to avoid evictions and i don't believe that in fact the proposed amendments are going to provide aoe visions evictions, i think that the pressure to create the tics is one that will continue, whether this board passes the ordinances or not, and that the power of home ownership is so strong that there will be more and more tics no ma
, bike to workday. prop case, the tax is long held to under write this event to introduce the new cyclists and supports long time cyclists to sustain their habits. this is a great opportunity for this body to direct prop k funding for the improvement city wide, we need to keep improving and expanding our bicycle network so that the people from all walks of life feel comfortable and safe bicycling in san francisco. >> i like to receive a few updates for the improvement of the executive director, at the april first meeting we extended the recruit firm from 4 to 6 weeks, the company is now actively recruiting and identifying potential candidates, and interested individuals are encouraged to submit a letter of interest with a resume by may 24th of this year, a recruitment and related information is available on the authority's website at sfcta.org/jobs. >> the personnel committee will hold interviews in mid june and recommend the top candidates to the board. the next meeting of the personnel committee is schedule for may 6th, when the team will provide an update on the process. as i c
that are primarily sales tax and transit fares and it is two-thirds of the money. and the down side of course is that has been some what of a necessity because of the lack of investment and sacramento and washington and the good news is that when you raise your own money, and you can write your own rules and that is something that we have done to the benefit and not done a lot of highways in the area and you tear them down more than you build them and we need to invest in the transit and we need to invest in the bicycle modes and when we generate a lot of money we have a better time doing that when we deal with the federal or the state rule book. and we tend to divide this money in this planning exercise, into two different pots, pretty much just to cut to the chase because a lot of the money about 80 percent of the money that we call committed is committed to the specific purposes by law and long standing policy as most of the money that you can see in this slide is main nens of the existing system and 90 percent of this money is going to maintain our existing infrastructure that is filling
to finish your comments. >> sure, thanks. >> also we have already seen china impose carbon tax and from a purely capitalist point of view, shell oil has noted that fossil fuels are going to make-up as much as 37 percent of total energy used over the decades where renewables. considering the tiny scale of the fuels, the tiny scale of renewable scale. and i know that as an investment manager, that one is stealing the market shares and i know where i want to place my bets. >> thank you, thank you very much. >> next speaker, please? >> good morning. my name is rebecasolmat and i am a history writer and i am an author of 13 books, many about the city and thank you for letting me sit here and thank you supervisor avalos for your visionary leadership. i want this in the history of the nation and the identity of the city and to be against slavery in 1840 was to be a dreamer and a radical and a political extremist, to be against in 1940 was to be a common, and decent ordinary human being, abolishing slavery erased 4 billion dollars in privately held assets, and doing so did not come easy. you c
nationwide. ~ those people then spend their wages and pay taxes. by increasing the time, income, and resources for parents and caregivers of young children, we are building a solid foundation for lifelong development. children who attend early education programs have the benefit of relating to other students which can increase their social skills. children who have experience early childhood education are more socially competent in their preschool, kindergarten and school age years. in san francisco we still need over 15,000 slots for infants and preschool combined. there are approximately 36,785 children under the age of 13 and families with income levels eligible for child care subsidies. though children represent 42% of the city's child population. the need is great and it's unfulfilled right now. teachers and caregivers who provide our children with lifelong skills are invaluable to our society and we need to value and recognize their tremendous worth. today there are over 2000 early education and care providers in san francisco serving our young children in licensed facilit
with 395 million of that being general fund. 40 million public safety sales tax, about a million in state public safety designated allocations and grants. our federal revenue is also in grants. airport funds, the 338 staff that are assigned there. we provide services to other city departments and there is some revenue there. all other revenues come from services provided outside city departments, permit fees, fines administered by the department. one thing i want to call your attention to, if you look at fees, fines, and charges, in that amount is the $1.3 million that we were expecting to get from the housing authority. obviously the housing authority is having significant funding problems. the back funding that goes towards some 40 odd officers assigned to the public housing complex of san francisco. since its inception in 2004 as a result of the 34% in the reduction of violent crime, in those same areas, we just added some more officers last year prior to the fiscal crisis that's affecting the housing authority. so, we're working with the mayor's budget office to see if we can't figure
with general fund and gas tax, the bulk of that is mostly cola payments and cop debt service subsidy. that will take you to the next slide that actually shows what that debt service is. the budget increase is due to the revenue growth. in the year 13-14 our proposed general fund subsidy is higher than the 12-13 by -- that is 1% less than the baseline of the budget cut. so, in short, we met our target cut that we were at in the budget process. next slide shows how we use our budget. by the various parts of dpw, the -- about 37% of our budget is in capital projects and the next largest is street environmental services which is about 17%. and then we have a few other bureaus, building repair bureau, urban forestry, street mapping and street and sewer repair, those are between 8 and 12%. and then, of course, you can see our administration is 12%. administration does cover many of the department functions, both bookkeeping, finance, computer staff and the running of the day to day agency. and [speaker not understood] requirements, we talked about tree maintenance. tree maintenance, as you
that their drivers are not even paying taxes which are the law by the irs making transactions of a thousand dollars or more remember this applies to taxi drivers or anybody. i could give you some more if you are interested >> thank you. next speaker, please and a (calling names). >> herbert senior citizen at risk. i noticed the last meeting the conduct of the participants were incriminated upon. the question i would like to propose if a bicyclists had their my case lanes removed on the street there would be such outrage you would have to call in the tax squad. the thing about this the parking spaces are being defended by those people and its endsable. the fact is people only shop once a week in contrast to people they could be making a thousand dollars in a purpose and those parking spaces are always in demand and so to remove them is really very destructive. i feel the bicyclists feeling is today hope street tomorrow the world. it will not hamper bicycling at all also in respect to the accident bicyclists have been struck how many of them went against the red light. we have to statistics about
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